International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part E (2018)
“I can be anywhere”: sigmoid sinus; early identification and right apporach for anteriorly and superficially placed sigmoid sinus-made easy
Dr. KC Prasad, Dr Anjali PK, Dr Harshita TR and Dr Indu varsha G
Chronic suppurative otitis media is prevalent around the world. Tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy is one of the commonest surgeries they should be mastered at. To have a thorough understanding of anatomical and pathological abnormalities, while exploring the mastoid cavity along with a good skill and experience to individualize and optimize the surgical outcome is necessary. Wide variety sigmoid sinus location in temporal bones have been reported. Distance from the sigmoid sinus to mastoid cortex is highly variable because of the space occupied by retrosigmoid cells in the mastoid (6-22mm) which determines the success rate of the procedure. It also has a positive correlation with sclerotic mastoid. Even though literature has described various anatomical variations of sigmoid sinus, in a situation of anteriorly and laterally placed sigmoid sinus how to proceed with the surgery to have a better disease clearance was not commended by authors.
How to cite this article:
Dr. KC Prasad, Dr Anjali PK, Dr Harshita TR, Dr Indu varsha G. “I can be anywhere”: sigmoid sinus; early identification and right apporach for anteriorly and superficially placed sigmoid sinus-made easy. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(6):316-318.